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Five things that could cause pipes to burst

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

Freezing Pipes 

  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing
  • Turn faucet on to allow water to drip, even a small amount of running water will prevent freezing
  • Set thermostat to a temperature no lower than 55 degrees F
  • For long term solutions, add insulation to attics, basements, and crawlspaces and seal cracks/holes around windows and doors to keep warm air inside

Corrosion - Some types of corrosion eat away at pipes, which lead to small cracks and can in time lead to pipes bursting. 

Water Pressure -  increase in water pressure can or burst especially when pipes or weak pipes cause pipes to leak.

Clogs in pipes -  



Oil and grease

Objects that are flushed -sanitary products, cotton swabs, wax, and toys are just a few examples.

Aging pipes - depending on the type of pipes may determine the lifespan. Determining if this is the problem you may notice a change in the color of water or color of the pipes. 

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